Itinerary Planner

National Trust Trail

National Trust Trail

Suggested Day Excursion Itinerary

Times are approximate 

10.00 Depart Portsmouth. 

10.35 Arrive Fishbourne. 

Picturesque drive through the villages of Seaview and St Helens. 

11.10 Arrive Bembridge National Trust. 

Bembridge Windmill.

• Explore this 17th-century windmill.

• Take the five minute stroll into the village visiting the various shops, busy

harbour or walk along the beach to the working lifeboat station. 

12.15 Depart Bembridge. 

Coastal drive via Sandown and Shanklin. 

13.15 Arrive at Niton. 

St Catherine's Point & Lighthouse.

• The southern-most tip of the island providing island wide views and visit the

19th-century lighthouse.

The Buddle Inn

• Good for pub meals, stands on a terrace looking out to sea with a stream

('buddle') running through its gardens.

15.30 Depart Niton.

Drive past Compton and Freshwater Bays and over Tennyson Down.

16.00 Arrive at The Needles

Needles Old Battery & Tea Rooms.

• Built in 1863, as part of Lord Palmerston's plans to defend Portsmouth, this

headland commands spectacular coastal views. 

17.00 Depart The Needles. 

17.30 Depart Yarmouth. 

18.05 Arrive Lymington.

Product Information

  1. Contact Details:

    St. Catherine's Road
    Niton
    Isle of Wight
    PO38 2NE

    Tel:

    +44 01983 730243
  2. Contact Details:

    West High Down
    ALUM BAY
    Isle Of Wight
    PO39 0JH

    Tel:

    +44 01983 754772

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Wightlink Ferries (50.79196,-1.10465)Bembridge Windmill (50.68485,-1.09395)10.75
Bembridge Windmill (50.68485,-1.09395)The Buddle Smuggler's Inn (50.57892,-1.29176)16.45
The Buddle Smuggler's Inn (50.57892,-1.29176)The Needles Old Battery & New Battery (50.66226,-1.57638)19.93
Total Distance *47.13 miles
Estimated Journey Time1.52 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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